1. Mumbai rains LIVE update: With waterlogging and train services coming back to normal, metropolis on road to recovery

Mumbai rains LIVE update: With waterlogging and train services coming back to normal, metropolis on road to recovery

Mumbai rains LIVE update: Navy opens community kitchens and food counters at various locations in Mumbai to provide relief to rain-affected people.

By: | Updated: August 31, 2017 4:50 AM
Mumbai rains LIVE update: Central railway has resumed services from Kurla to Dombivali. (ANI)

Mumbai rains LIVE update: The financial capital of India is witnessing unprecedented torrential rain in a short period of time. Three people, including two minors, were killed in two separate house collapse incidents. The India Meteorological Department has warned of heavy showers today. Meanwhile, The State Disaster Management Authority has said rains in the megapolis, which came to a standstill following the incessant downpour, are likely to be lesser today. The incessant rainfall has affected train schedules, flight and road traffic severely. The maximum city yesterday saw a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997. This was second only to 346.2 mm of rainfall registered on August 23 in 1997, as per reports. According to the IMD, the well-marked low-pressure area over the Mumbai region is likely to be upgraded to ‘depression’, which would mean more rains.

Track the latest updates of Mumbai rains and weather:

4:05 AM: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that due to IMD warnings, people in Mumbai and areas around the city are advised to stay home unless there is an emergency, reported ANI.

4:00 AM: Three people died, on Tuesday midnight, in Vikhroli, due to the heavy rains in Mumbai, reported ANI.

12:10 AM: Passengers may kindly note. Cancellation of WR trains on 31/8, 01/9 & 02/9/17 due to repucussion of heavy Mumbai rains, tweeted Western Railways.

11:40 PM: It’s kaali-peeli as Ola Cabs, Uber play sniffy, tweeted Mumbai Mirror.

11:20 PM: Four houses collapse due to landslide in Kurla, reported Mumbai Mirror.

10: 40 PM: “We started services from the CSMT to Karjat at 8.30 am while Harbour line (CSMT-Panvel) services were resumed at 1.20 pm, and Fast Up (towards CSMT) services at 1.30 pm,” Chief PRO, Central Railway, Sunil Udasi told PTI.

10: 25 PM: Local trains services, which were disrupted by torrential rains, have become normal to a large extent, railway officials told PTI today.

10: 10 PM: Mumbai’s famed ‘dabbawalas’ cancel their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office goers in the city in view of the disruption of suburban rail services, reported PTI.

9: 45 PM: Watch – 2 cars wash away post heavy downpour in Mumbai yesterday.

9: 30 PM: Torrential rains and the subsequent flooding claimed at least 10 lives in Mumbai and the neighbouring districts of Palghar and Thane since yesterday, PTI quoted Mumbai Police saying.

9: 15 PM: Mumbai’s famed suburban railway system, which caters to over 60 lakh people a day, began crawling back to life this morning but operations were not fully restored yet, reported PTI.

9:00 PM: Heavy downpour in Mumbai yesterday claimed five lives yesterday, seven people washed away. Search operation underway says Mumbai Police.

8: 15 pm: The NDRF headquarters in New Delhi is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with IMD and other agencies, reported PTI.

7: 50 pm: As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) statement, the country’s financial capital will receive intermittent rains with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places in the city and its suburbs till tomorrow.

7: 40 pm: Keeping the rain forecast in view, the NDRF teams have been put on high alert and are keeping close watch over the situation.

7: 30 pm: Around 450 personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been mobilised for deployment in Mumbai, where normal life has been disrupted due to heavy rains, reported PTI.

7: 20 pm: 3756 mm water was drained by the water pumps installed across the city and arond 425 people stuck in trains across four locations were rescued by Fire Brigade train, BMC chief told Mumbai Mirror earlier today.

7: 10 PM: NCP has recently blamed both Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the rain woes that took place in Mumbai yesterday.

7: 00 PM: President of Yuya Sena, Aditya Thackeray took to Twitter and shared some facts, figures and precaution for people of Mumbai. Take a look

6: 50 pm: Air India has waived off all cancellation fees for flights to and fro Mumbai for the second consecutive day, reported India Today.

6: 40 pm: According to Mumbai Police, four persons, including a three-year-old girl, washed away in separate incidents following heavy rains in the neighbouring Palghar district.

6: 30 pm: Watch Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackrey addressing a press conference earlier today

6: 15 pm: Five more teams of NDRF are enrout to Mumbai as a precautionary measure in addition to Five teams already deployed there, tweets National Disaster Response Force.

6: 05 pm: Due to the recent downpour and massive waterlogging in various areas of Mumbai, possibilities of water contamination are high. BMC has appealed to people to let them know about areas where water is stagnant in order to avoid mosquito breeding.

5: 55 PM: According to Western Railway, WR suburban services are running on all 4 lines w/out any disruption or water above track level in section as of now.

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5: 45 pm: Life in Mumbai is slowly coming back on tracks as rains subsided and hundreds of stranded commuters headed home with the partial resumption of suburban train services, reported PTI.

5: 35 pm: “I have to give credit to the people, to the employees and officers of the corporation and all other people like the police, the BST and brought Mumbai back on its feet,” Mehta added further.

5: 25 pm: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Wednesday told ANI that such ‘unprecedented situation’ was much mitigated and are much under control.

5: 15 pm: Potholes created after heavy rains since yesterday are now been fixed by BMC workers, said Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray during a press conference.

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5: 05 pm:“Even if you spend crores, you can’t bring Mumbai above sea level,” Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray told CNN- News 18, adding that he was only answerable to Mumbaikars and not the Opposition.

4: 55 pm: Train no 12490 Dadar-Bikaner Express will depart from Borivali station today instead of Dadar as 12489 is cancelled between Borivali and Dadar, informed Western Railway.

4: 45 pm: Shiv Sena has recently praised the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for being on toes during the massive rainfall in Mumbai on August 29.

4: 35 pm: According to ANI, Mumbai police found a person unconscious in a car near Gandhi Market Sion this morning. He was then rushed to the hospital but declared brought dead.

4: 25 pm: Heavy downpour has been reported in Kalyan area while bouts of strong winds experienced in Dombivli with heavy rains on and off, says Mumbai Mirror adding that the sun is out in Malad.

4: 15 pm: In a shocking incident, a Ganpati idol at the Shrikrishna Nagar Sarvajanik Mandal swept away due to the rising flood waters. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, a Shiv Sena member said “We saw the flood waters rising. But we could not save the Ganpati murti. We will do the required religious rituals later. This is a huge shock for us.”

4:09 pm: In his appeal made through Facebook, the BJP leader, who hails from Pune, said that people stranded in areas such as Fort, and at Mantralaya can rest or stay in his official residence ‘Dnyaneshwari’, located at Malabar Hill, till the situation shows improvement.

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4:07 pm: Maharashtra Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat has appealed to people stranded in south Mumbai for unavailability of transport following heavy rains, to take shelter in his official residence for time being.

3:47 pm: The police have taken note of cars and other vehicles left behind and offered free towing service. “If your car is out of fuel/stranded #Diall100 or 8454999999 or tweet us for free towing till the nearest fuel pump or garage #mumbairains,” the Mumbai police tweeted.

3:43 pm: The civic body is making arrangements for ‘visarjan’ (immersion) of Lord Ganesh idols in the next few days, an officer said.

3:19 pm: “People have left their cars on roads, so (removing) them is among our first priority,” said Sudhir Naik, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, today.

3:18 pm: “Our first and foremost task is to clear the road traffic which is facing hurdles owing to silt and garbage which has got collected on street several places, ” said Sudhir Naik, Deputy Municipal Commissioner

2:57 pm: Duronto Express derailment survivor got stuck in a local train for eight hours as incessant rain brought Mumbai and its suburbs to a grinding halt yesterday.

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2:39 pm: A day after copious rains, the civic authorities have moved to clear roads which have become slushy and strewn with garbage, and are also gearing up to tackle rush of patients in municipal hospitals.

2:29 pm: Cars and other vehicles left behind by their owners due to flooding of streets, running out of fuel and breakdowns are causing traffic snarls and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is tackling this issue on a priority basis.

2:15 pm: As the operations at Mumbai resume to normalcy, a day after heavy showers in Maharashtra, the Deputy Director General (DDG) India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the rain has reduced in the past 8 to 10 hours and the situation is likely to be the same for a few hours more.

2:02 pm: 3 NDRF teams prepositioned in Mumbai supplemented by more teams from Pune, additional teams kept as stand by at all NDRF Battalion locations.

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1:32 pm: 58-year-old Amarapurkar had left for home last evening by his car but due to water logging on the road he asked his driver to drop him near the Elphinstone Road station and started walking towards his residence, a senior police official said.

1:25 pm: Renowned gastroenterologist of the Bombay Hospital Dr. Deepak Amrapurkar went missing near the Elphinstone Road station following heavy rains which lashed the megapolis, the police said today.

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1:06 pm: 16 trains commencing on Aug 30 and 1 each on Aug 31 and Sept 1 cancelled due to operational reasons and heavy rains in Maha: Chief PRO, Northern Railway

1:00 pm: Taking stock of the series of derailments this month, the draft report of a committee set up by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu recommends that divisional railway managers (DRMs) be more empowered to take decisions, particularly in emergencies.

12:57 pm: Maharashtra government offices and educational institutions in the city and adjoining areas remained closed, as declared by the state administration as a precautionary measure last evening. However, road traffic, which remained paralysed yesterday due to water-logging and high tide, was also back to normal.

12:52 pm: Ola further tweeted, ”We’ve suspended peak pricing & OlaShare rides are free today. Share your rides & help everyone get home safe.”

12:48 pm: Following the incessant rains in Mumbai, cab service provider Ola came up with free cb service. ” Free #OlaShuttle rides available at Bhayender and Powai in #Mumbai. Look out for the Ola crew on ground to help you. Stay safe #Mumbairains,” they tweeted.

12:46 pm: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the intensity of rains over the Mumbai region today is expected to be slightly lower than what it was yesterday.

12:44 pm: Life in Mumbai today slowly coming back on tracks as rains subsided and hundreds of stranded commuters headed home with the partial resumption of suburban train services.

12:39 pm: WATCH VIDEO| How Mumbaikars dealt with the crisis

12:32 pm: Take a look at this tweet by Mumbai Police:

12:27 pm: Take a look at what CM Devendra Fadnavis said yesterday.

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12:22 pm: “Traffic from Bandra Worli Sealink towards airport is moving now. However, south-bound traffic is still very slow due to water-logging at Vakola,” the Mumbai police tweeted.

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12:21 pm: In a message on social network Twitter, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered crisis-mitigation assistance to the government of Maharashtra, the western state whose capital Mumbai is.

12:19 pm: Uber, Ola drop surge pricing and offer free pool rides to people following Mumbai rains

12:16 pm: A sigh of relief; rain to Mumbai slowly resuming life as normal. Thane station waterlogged due to morning shower, Mumbai Mirror reports.

12:05 pm: National Disaster Management Authority has asked people not to drive through flooded areas and incase the vehicle engine stops it has been recommended not to restart.

11:56 am: Singer Armaan Malik tweeted about Mumbai Rains. This is what he wrote:

11:52 am: National spokesperson Congress party Sanjay Jha tweeted, ” Yesterday, #Mumbaikars won. The #BMC lost. Citizen 1 State 0. #MumbaiRains”

11:49 am: Cricketer Ravi Sashtri tweeted, ” In adversity the true resilience of the people of Mumbai coming to the fore. Brilliant. #MumbaiRains”

11:44 am: Actress Urvashi Rautela tweeted, ” #Mumbaikars please help your 4 legged friends get through this weather by providing food & shelter! #MumbaiFlooded #MumbaiRains.”

11:40 am: The State Disaster Management Authority has said rains in the megapolis, which came to a standstill following incessant downpour, are likely to be lesser today.

11:29 am: The city and its suburbs virtually have a public holiday today with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advising people to stay back home unless there is an emergency.

11:21 am: Reliance Energy had deployed pumps to remove flood waters from sub-stations, 250 field teams and boats were on standby for emergencies and restored supplies later as water levels receded, IANS reported.

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11:20 am: The Shiv Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said, “The BMC’s preparedness to tackle the natural calamity ensured that the situation did not go out of hand. The civic body should be complimented for this. Even after heavy rains, no big untoward incident has taken place.”

11:16 am: Even as the country’s financial capital reeled under the impact of heavy rains, Shiv Sena, which rules the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, today complimented the civic body for ensuring that the situation did not “go out of hand”.

11:09 am: In the 24-hour cycle since Tuesday 8.30 a.m. till Wednesday, the suburbs recorded 332 mm while the city notched 111 mm rains, the IMD said.

11:09 am: Mumbai attempted to limp back to normalcy after Tuesday’s deluge with the suburban trains on the Western Railway resuming operations, the Central Railway mainline and Harbour Line which re-started services continued to be erratic.

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11:07 am: “We ran 109 extra buses on important routes yesterday and today too, we are running additional buses on the Colaba-Thane route,” BEST spokesperson Manoj Varade said.

11:06 am: The Mumbai civic body’s transport wing BEST has moved in to fill the void created by suspension of suburban train services due to heavy rains by operating over 100 extra buses.

11:04 am: Besides Konkan, heavy rains were expected in central Maharashtra and Marathwada region, in neighbouring states of Goa and Gujarat’s Kutchh and Saurashtra regions, starting from Wednesday and continuing till Sunday, according to the IMD.

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11:02 am: Dabba services will resume tomorrow.

11:01 am: Dabbawalas, who had ventured out on their task yesterday, returned home only this morning after being stranded at railway stations.

11:00 am: Mumbai’s famed ‘dabbawalas’ today cancelled their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office goers in the city in view of the disruption of suburban rail services.

10:59 am: Two men were washed away in nullahs, one was washed away in a drain and the other was washed away during Ganesh idol immersion proceedings, according to reports.

10:56 am: A man has died after falling into an open manhole on Dadar’s Matkar road. Police register case on account of eyewitness.

10:55 am: Tree fell on a mini bus in #Mumbai’s Dadar West yesterday; No person was injured Mumbai Rains

10:48 am: Wet conditions were likely to prevail in the Konkan districts of Palghar, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg till Saturday.

10:46 am: Executive Chairman Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra shared this video; WATCH:

10:44 am: Take a look at what Executive Chairman Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra tweeted:

10:39 am: Visuals from Mumbai’s Kurla Mumbai Rains.

10:37 am: According to CNN News 18 latest report, Jet Airways has issued statement with regard to Mumbai Rains

10:33 am: Residents of Mumbai’s Kurla slum say no help from administration.

10:31 am: Four persons were washed away in separate incidents in Mumbai following torrential rains since yesterday, the police said.

10:30 am: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast “heavy to very heavy rains” in entire coastal Konkan region of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, here on Wednesday, according to IANS.

10:21 am: After the heavy downpour subsided overnight, commuters were seen crowding stations, in expectation of taking a train back home and resting peacefully on a day virtually declared as an unofficial holiday by the state administration.

10:20 am: Actor Ritesvh Deshmukh shared this video on his Twitter handle; WATCH:

10:18 am: Mumbai police to your rescue! This is what Mumbai PoIices’ official website tweeted, ”f your car is out of fuel/ stranded #Diall100 or 8454999999 or tweet us for free towing till the nearest fuel pump or garage #mumbairains.”

10:16 am: Just before the first light of dawn at 4:30 am, office goers stranded at their workplaces — which got converted into makeshift dormitories for the night — made their way to the Churchgate station in south Mumbai to reach home.

10:10 am: Operations are normal at Mumbai Airport as of now: Airport PRO

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10:08 am: Five flood rescue teams and two diving teams are ready to render assistance at different locations across Mumbai, he added.

10:07 am: The Western Naval Command has made arrangements to provide shelter to Mumbaikars who were left stranded after heavy rains lashed the metropolis yesterday.

10:06 am: “Community kitchens providing food opened at Churchgate, Byculla, Parel, CST, Worli and Tardeo, Mumbai Central, Dadar, Mankhurd, Chembur, Malad and Ghatkopar,” a Navy spokesperson said.

10:05 am: The rains have come when the city is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. Ganesh pandals have come forward to help out people stranded in the rains. And, Gurudwaras have also come forward to serve langar (food) to needy people.

10:04 am: CM Devendra Fadnavis also instructed suspension of toll collection at all Mumbai entry points and sea link till situation is back to normal.

9:55 am: Earlier, this is what Mumbai Police had tweeted in their official website, ” If you are still at work, don’t panic and leave. A little delay & planned travel may help you better #CheckRoutes #MumbaiRains.”

9:50 am: “The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall for today. However, it is likely to be lesser compared to yesterday,” a senior SDMA official said.

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9:46 am: Local weather forecast predicts intermittent rain with heavy to very heavy falls in some areaslikely to occur in city and suburbs.

9:43 am: Udasi said since there is still water-logging at Kurla, it may take some more time for the Harbour line trains to get back on track. This line is also operated by the CR.

9:39 am: The State Disaster Management Authority has said rains in the megapolis, which came to a standstill following incessant downpour, are likely to be lesser today.

9:37 am: BJP Mumbai President Ashish shelar tweeted, ” Directed All BJP Mumbai ward president & municipal councillor out in full force 2 hlp Mumbaikars 4 food,water,rest&shelter ! @Dev_Fadnavis”

9:34 am: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had earlier tweeted:

9:33 am: “Stranded trains are being cleared first and then CSMT to Thane traffic will resume,” an official said.

9:32 am: Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of the CR said since there is still water-logging at Kurla, it may take some more time for the Harbour line trains to get back on track. This line is also operated by the CR.

9:30 am: The first train left the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) for Kalyan at 7.26 am, an official said.

9:29 am: Suburban train services on the Central Railway (CR) mainline resumed this morning after remaining suspended for nearly 20 hours due to heavy downpour. The first train left the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) for Kalyan at 7.26 am, an official said.

9:23 am: Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari tweeted, ”Realise the hardship being faced by the Mumbaikars due to heavy rains. Stay safe and take precautions.”

9:20 am: Navy opens community kitchens and food counters at various locations in Mumbai to provide relief to rain-affected people.

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9:18 am: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar tweets, ” Heavy rains predicted. Pls get back home & stay safe. Kudos to @MumbaiPolice & others who are out trying to ease the situation.”

9:13 am: Indian Navy distributes breakfast to people in Parel area.

9:12 am: 3 dead after landslide in Vikhroli’s Surya Nagar yesterday, reports ANI.

9:10 am: Also all educational institutions and many offices are closed today: Subhash Talekar, Spokesperson, Mumbai Dabbawala Association.

9:10 am: Dabbawalas won’t operate today as they were not able to collect back lunch boxes which they delivered yesterday: Subhash Talekar, Spokesperson

9:08 am: Train services resume on Harbour line; Visuals from Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar railway station

9:06 am: In many offices, employees stayed back in the night as they could not catch trains and buses for getting home.

9:05 am: Three persons, including two children were killed in Mumbai while a 32-year-old woman and a teenage girl died in rain-related incidents in Thane yesterday, police had said.

9:02 am: Navy helicopters are on standby in view of heavy rains in Mumbai and its adjoining areas. Flood rescue teams and divers are also ready for deployment, a Navy spokesperson had said.

8:57 am: Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, ”Mumbaikars, stay safe till this rain subsides. Memories of the outstanding stories of co-operation and assistance in 2005 come to mind.”

8:52 am: South Gujarat and other areas may experience heavy rains.In afternoon North Konkan region including Mumbai may experience light rain: IMD DDG KS Hosalikar.

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8:51 am: Visuals from Dharavi. No rain in the area as of now.

8:50 am: WATCH: Severe water logging in Mulund following heavy rain in the area.

8:49 am: Mumbai is not going to see rains for few hours as the monsoon clouds have moved towards north, says KS Hosalikar,DDG IMD

8:43 am: CM Devendra Fadnavis tweeted saying, ” Dear #Mumbaikars, Requesting to follow @MumbaiPolice for continuous updates on overall situation in #Mumbai due to #MumbaiRains .”

8:41 am : Western Line is back to normal, Central Line is operating at 80% normalcy. Mumbai Metro running full service at the moment, reports Times Now.

8:36 am: Severe water logging at Thane railway station in early morning hours following heavy rain.

8:35 am: The city and its suburbs virtually have a public holiday today with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advising people to stay back home unless there is an emergency.

8:34 am: After incessant downpour threw life out of gear, disrupting road, rail and air traffic, Mumbai braced for another day of hardships even as let up in rains last night is expected to bring some relief today.

8:32 am: 298 mm rainfall has been recorded in 24 hours.

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8:31 am: Trains in Central and Western lines have resumed butr working on a slower pace, reports Times Now.

8:27 am: Light to moderate rainfall expected today.

8:26 am: Waterlogging at Wadala Bridge. Traffic at standstill, reports CNN News 18

8:23 am: Mumbai will get significant relief now. We do not expect any heavy showers for the next week: Mahesh Palawat, Skymet chief, reports CNN News 18.

8:18 am: Even as the country’s financial capital witnessed a chaos due to incessant rains, the harried commuters were stranded due to non-functional railway lines and traffic snarls, blamed the administration for not taking adequate measures to ease the situation on time.

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8:12 am: Schools and colleges here will remain closed in view of the MeT department forecasting heavy rains in the metropolis.

8:11 am: Noted filmmaker tweets about Mumbai rains saying, ” While spirit n resilience of Mumbaikars holds the city together, is the infrastructure falling apart? Is Mumbai sustainable?”

8:08 am: Little waterlogging in Sion, reports Times Now.

8:01 am: Central railway has resumed services from Kurla to Dombivali, visuals from the station.

7:59 am: Indian Navy distributes breakfast and tea to people at CSMT station.

7:58 am: Meanwhile, According to the weather report by Meteorological department, on Tuesday, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be having rainfall for the coming two days, adding that there will be a reduction thereafter.

7:57 am: Thane-Kalyan slow local train has commenced its service on the central line, whereas, in the Western line, first train from Churchgate to Virar started at 11:58 pm.

7:56 am: According to Hemant Nagrale, Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner, as the traffic position in Mumbai city has improved in a way, the traffic from Goa- Mumbai and Pune – Mumbai highway has been released.

7:54 am: This is what Mumbaikars woke upto this morning

7:52 am: Ciobo was to ring the opening bell of the BSE before addressing students from the BSE Institute and meet its leadership to highlight the growing interest of Australians to invest in India, the release said.

7:49 am: Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo was scheduled to visit the BSE and the BSE Institute here tomorrow to promote Australia-India investment and education ties but it has been due to the “inclement weather conditions” in Mumbai, the Australian Consulate here said in a release.

7:49 am: The heavy rains lashing Mumbai have led to cancellation of the of a senior Australian minister to the city, authorities said today.

7:42 am: BEST is operating extra buses from CSMT towards Thane via eastern free way on Routes C8 and C42: BEST PRO

7:41 am: Roads are normal all over Mumbai except little waterlogging at Sion, says DCP PRO Mumbai Police

7:40 am: Visuals from Marine drive earlier today #MumbaiRains

7:38 am: Take a look at what actor Varun dhawan has to say about the Mumbai rains.

7:35 am: Everyone has been facing difficulties due to the heavy rains in Mumbai. Two cops doing their duty amidst heavy rain.

7:33 am: Central railway has also resumed services from Kurla to Dombivali.

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7:30 am: Mumbai’s suburban train network, which carries over 65 lakh passengers a day, is the lifeline of the financial capital and halting of the services had led to inconvenience to many office-goers who had braved the heavy rains to make it to their offices.

7:25 am: Local train services resumed on Western Line. Visuals from Churchgate station.

7:23 am: Cricketer Jasprit Bumrah tweeted saying, ”It’s good to hear that lot of people are coming forward and helping each other when it matters the most. Stay safe Mumbaikars.”

7:21 am: The first train left Churchgate in south Mumbai for Virar at 2358 hrs, the Western Railway tweeted.

7:19 am: Traffic on the Western Railway suburban network had come to a grinding halt on Tuesday due to torrential downpour.

7:13 am: Rain-hit suburban train services in Mumbai are slowly limping back to normalcy with the first train chugging out of the Churchgate station around midnight.

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    Aug 30, 2017 at 12:18 pm
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